April 15, 2017 at 12:55PM
Does it still make sense to buy EF-mount lenses
Well, how to start this?
I'm planning to buy a Sony Alpha 7s II und also want to get some nice lenses because the recent camera is a GH4 with some MFT glass.
What most people do is using their already existing EF glass they have bought in the old days of the 5D Mk II and Mk III and adapt it to the sony body.
So my main question is: Does it make sense to buy these lenses if you build up you gear from scratch?
Let's look at it objective:
The main lenses you would use are available in a E-mount version. F. e. the holy trinity. There is a 24-70 f/2.8 (2099€), a 70-200 f/2.8 (2699€) and a 16-35 f/4.0 (899€).
If you compare these with the canon versions plus an adaptor from metabones you would pay about the same amount of money.
But the sony lenses have image stabilization and a working auto focus which is great for stills but would not be usable at all if you would go with the adapter solution.
You could argue that in some day canon might make a DSLR-type camera that will fill your need that are filled now by the sony ones. But that isn't that likey if you look at the 5D Mk IV which is more expensive than the Sony cameras. Also the cine cameras from canon are much more expensive than the Sony ones that have also more and better features.
So is there any point buying EF type lenses if you don't use EF mount cameras and it's not likely that you will have one in the next 5-10 years?